This free iPhone app is the first issue of Boom! Studios' comic book "Hexed" reformatted for your iPhone. Instead of looking at a full comic book page, you advance from panel to panel by sliding your finger across the screen. Reading the story is surprisingly clear and clean, and although it may seem counter-intuitive, there should be no concerns about eyestrain from squinting.
When you tap the comic, a small and nearly invisible "I" appears in the bottom right corner. This information button wasn't as responsive as we would've liked, but eventually it will open a window with a few details about the comic and the copyright info. You can also change your navigation method from Slide to Fade to Curl, with the last one simulating a page flipping. There's a page slider as well, so you can jump panels out of sequence.
There are no advanced accelerometer features, nor is there a way to bookmark specific panels or sequences. The comic is based on the iVerse Media comic book reader software, so each comic appears on your iPhone as a separate app and each must be configured separately. However, if you're an iPhone-owning comic-book fan, you'll probably get a kick out of reading a comic without worrying about creasing the pages in the palm of your hand.
Full Color | 87 Screens | Issue One of Four
Writer(s): Michael Alan Nelson
Artist(s): Emma Rios
Explosive first issue! It's said there's no honor amongst thieves. Add to that a thief operating in the occult underground, and it's a whole different kind of nasty! Luci Jennifer Inagcio Das Neves, Lucifer for short, takes a new job that will expose her to the macabre underbelly of the city, and a secret that she'd rather nobody know. A brand new series by Michael Alan Nelson, the critically acclaimed author of FALL OF CTHULHU, hot new art talent Emma Rios and colorist Cris Peters! Available with two cover by Emma Rios and Joe Pekar.
Find more great digital comics from iVerse Media in the App Store!
The iVerse Comic Reader Software is easy to use. Simply slide your finger across the screen to move through the story. You can also tap the screen to bring up an options icon that will allow you to quickly slide through all the screens, and select from 3 transitions. Slide, Fade, or Curl - try them all to determine the best reading experience for you.